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Pressing the FUNC button in record mode overlays the FUNC menu over the live scene preview (black background used here for clarity).

Each setting appears in the same place as when the menu is canceled. Use the up and down arrows to move through the menu and left and right to change a setting. Some options have sub-menus which can be accessed by pressing the AE lock button. The FUNC menu in Auto and Scene modes is a subset of this (example of Auto FUNC menu).

FUNC Menu Options

Note the subtle improvement over the G3, on the G5 image quality and image size have now been separated into two FUNC menu options, this is far quicker and easier than the G3 which required a press of the AE lock (*) button.

Description Options
Sensitivity  • Auto
 • ISO 50
 • ISO 100
 • ISO 200
 • ISO 400
Photo Effect
 • Off
 • Vivid
 • Neutral
 • Low Sharpening
 • Sepia
 • B&W
 • Custom

Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation
 • Off
 • Exposure Bracketing
 • Focus Bracketing

Flash output  • +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Image quality  • Super-fine
 • Fine
 • Normal
Image size • L (2592 x 1944)
 • M1 (1600 x 1200)
 • M2 (1024 x 768)
 • S (640 x 480)
 • RAW (2592 x 1944)

Record Menu (P, Tv, Av, M, C1, C2 modes)

Pressing the MENU button in record mode overlays the record menu over the live scene preview (black background used for clarity).

As you move down the menu it scrolls two options before the bottom so you can always see what option is coming.

Record Menu Options

Record menu Options Notes
Flash Sync  • 1st-curtain
 • 2nd-curtain
Controls whether the flash goes off at the beginning of the exposure (1st-curtain) or just before the end (2nd-curtain). Used for slow-sync effects.
Slow Synchro  • On
 • Off
When enabled the camera will expose flash shots as if it were without the flash, to provide a 'slow sync' effect and maintain background detail.
Red-eye  • On
 • Off
When enabled the AF lamp will remain lit as long as you half-press the shutter release.
Cont. Shooting  • Normal
 • High
Self-timer  • 2 sec
 • 10 sec
Wireless Delay  • 0 sec
 • 2 sec
 • 10 sec
Spot AE Point  • Center
 • AF Point
Controls whether the Spot AE point follows the AF area or is always locked to the center.
ND Filter  • On
 • Off
MF-Point Zoom  • On
 • Off
AF Mode  • Single
 • Continuous
AF-assist Beam  • On
 • Off
Digital Zoom  • On
 • Off
Review  • Off
 • 2 - 10 sec
Intervalometer  • Enter Start a time lapse sequence of exposures, intervals of 1 to 60 mins, up to 100 shots.
Save Settings  • Enter Save current settings to one of the Custom (C1 or C2) exposure modes.

Setup Menu (all modes)

The Setup Menu is available as the second tab in every exposure mode and in play mode. It is identical in all modes.

Setup Menu Options

Setup menu Options Notes
Beep  • On
 • Off
LCD Brightness  • Normal
 • Bright
Auto Power Down  • On
 • Off
Date/Time  • Enter  
Format  • Enter  
Shutter Volume  • 0 (Off) - 5 (Loud)  
Playback Volume  • 0 (Off) - 5 (Loud)  
Start-up Volume  • 0 (Off) - 5 (Loud)  
Operation Volume  • 0 (Off) - 5 (Loud)  
Selftimer Volume  • 0 (Off) - 5 (Loud)  
File No. Reset  • On
 • Off
Auto Rotate  • On
 • Off
Enables or Disables the camera's orientation sensor.
Distance Units  • m/cm
 • ft/in
Language  • English
 • Deutsch
 • Francais
 • Nederlands
 • Dansk
 • Suomi
 • Italiano
 • Norsk
 • Svenska
 • Espanol
 • Chinese
 • Japanese
Video System  • NTSC
 • PAL
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Total comments: 5

If I buy used one on Ebay, how much for good price??. Thanks so much!!


Used this like 10 years ago. It looks kinda cool, the size is nice, the lens is nice. It's horribly noisy (optically) at "higher" iso. Back then it was good/ok low-light performance for a digital, but we've come a long way!

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So, given this is a 12 going on 13 year old camera, and you could pick one up for 12 bux with extra working batteries, would it still be considered an interesting IF not excellent camera?. I have compact flash cards to go into just laying around from when I had a Canon XT and once had the G2 which took pretty good stills. (Has the feel of one of the classic Canon rangefinders). Anyway, even though 4x zoom isn't much, is it better than a cell phone camera?...Thanks

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Just picked one up for £40 UK pounds, in great condition, it may be old and feels old. But its very good and clean as its not bloated with too many pixels. The lens is sharp. For what i could buy new for £40 its like 10x better.

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jazz camcorder

i bought a bulk lot of cameras camcorders mp4 players gps systems ect about 2 years ago for 48nzd and this camera was in the lot and all it needed was a new battery and i must say it takes some really hq photos and it damn good in low light and seeing as it only 5mp that is good enough for me

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